The Oculus Rift S is a virtual realty headset with controllers that allows users full immersion in a virtual realm. VR headsets are no longer just gaming tools, they are used in the forefront of computer design, simulation, expanded media entertainment and user experiences. The Rift S is available for use in the lab and must be reserved under equipment reservation. 


Faculty may check this instrument out of the lab for research and classroom purposes. Please be advised there are minimum software and hardware requirements when using your own computer. 

Software and Hardware Requirements 


Component  Recommended Specs  Minimum Specs 
Processor  Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater  Intel i3-6100 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200, FX4350 or greater 
Graphics Card  NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 or greater  NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti / AMD Radeon RX 470 or greater 
Alternative Graphics Card  NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater  NVIDIA GTX 960 4GB / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater 
Memory  8GB+ RAM  8GB+ RAM 
Operating System  Windows 10  Windows 10 
USB Ports  1x USB 3.0 ports  1x USB 3.0 port 
Video Output  Compatible DisplayPort video output  Compatible miniDisplayPort video output (miniDisplayPort to DisplayPort adapter included with Rift S) 

Software, Links and Tutorials 


Medium – A modeling program that allows users a traditional method of sculpting by manipulating digital clay. 



Quill – A video and illustration software that allows user to create interactive animations and images. 



Gravity Sketch VR – A modeling program focusing on industrial design and has tools more common to computer aided drawing software.